September 13, 2013
The rocket-launching innovator has introduced yet another game-changer: An iron-man inspired software that allows engineers to visualize their ideas in 3D, using not a computer mouse but their hands.
Remember that scene in Iron Man when Robert Downey Jr. designs a suit using his hands? Well, it's like that – almost.There's a reason why Musk was the inspiration for the film's main character, Tony Stark.
In a video published by Musk's SpaceX, the rocket man explains and shows his idea for the new software.
He says we interact with computers in an "unnatural, 2D way" that is not efficient when trying to create real-life designs.
Immersive virtual reality allows you to manipulate and design virtual objects with your hands and then send them to a 3D printer.